Pension reform, later retirement, longer but often unhealthier lives, changing family structures, new models of welfare and care: across the world today, governments, businesses and civic society are searching for policies and answers in these areas to get to grips with one of the most profound social transformations in history – population ageing.
Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, officially opened the CARDI International Conference about population ageing, “Ageing Globally, Ageing Locally”, at Croke Park Dublin, 2 & 3 November, 2011.
Featuring a host of international experts as well as leading researchers and professionals from the ageing sector in the island of Ireland, this event will explore a number of issues including how different countries address challenges and opportunities of population ageing, why global ageing matters to Ireland and how policy makers, business and service providers can best plan for changing demographics.
- Sir Michael Marmot, Director, UCL Institute for Health Equity (Marmot Inst.), Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants (World Health Organization), President of the British Medical Association 2010 - 2011.
- Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Head of the Department of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin and Director of the Centre for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.
- Professor Robert Stout, Professor Emeritus Geriatric Medicine.
- Professor Davis Coakley, Professor of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin.
- Professor Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology, University of Sheffield and Director of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme.
- Professor Anne Martin-Matthews, Professor of Sociology, University of British Colombia and former Scientific Director of the National Institute of Aging of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
- Professor Peter Passmore, Professor of Ageing and Geriatric Medicine and Consultant Geriatrician, Queen's University Belfast and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
- Professor Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Professor of Social Policy & International Development, University of East Anglia, UK.
- Speakers Bio's available here
For more information contact
Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland
Forestview, Purdy’s Lane, Belfast BT8 7ZX
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9069 0066